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  • C&I energy storage has a bright future

    Energy storage is slated to play a critical role in supporting rapid expansion of variable RE in the grid while ensuring its stability and security. While a number of grid-scale solar-storage hybri...

  • Hydrogen makes inroads into the global energy mix

    Last month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) declared 2019 a critical year for hydrogen and stated that it has a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future. Hydrogen is potent...

  • FAME-II scheme – ambitious vision, poor planning

    In March 2019, the Indian government announced the much-awaited phase II of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme after delaying its announcement for o...

  • RE power trading a sensible move

    The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has repeatedly proposed to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to allow spot trading of renewable energy through a separate window on its platform....

  • 2019-20 budget a non-event

     The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented maiden budget of the NDA government’s second term on 5 July 2019 with a renewed focus on infrastructure. Though energy including renewables receiv...

  • US tariffs to have nominal impact on Indian module manufacturers

    The US government has decided to end generalised system of preferences (GSP) to Indian exports from June 5, 2019 onwards after keeping the move on hold in light of the ongoing general elections in ...

  • Ancillary services market still at an early stage of development

    CERC released a discussion paper for a redesign of ancillary services mechanism in India in September 2018. The paper has been issued in response to various shortcomings in the existing ancillary s...

  • Mono-crystalline modules beginning to gain acceptance in India

    The mono-crystalline module market has finally started gaining traction in India. In April 2019, ReNew announced commissioning of its 300 MW solar project using mono-crystalline modules in Pavagada...

  • Time to act on PV waste management

    Following a recent blueprint on use of antimony in glass used in solar modules by MNRE, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) is expected to announce a policy on waste...